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Archives: World Cup

Howler Magazine and the New Wave of Soccer Journalism

Posted on by Spenser Davis

It’s pretty much become a cultural joke that soccer is the unofficial sport for American hipsters. The New York Times ran a semi-snarky piece on the sport’s popularity in Brooklyn, America’s hipster headquarters, attributing soccer’s success amongst the “creative class” … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 9 – Andres Iniesta Wins It For Spain [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas holds up the World Cup trophy.

No.9: Andres Iniesta Wins It For Spain (South Africa, 2010) Spain lost their opening game of the 2010 World Cup against Switzerland. There were stratospherically high hopes for Vincent Del Bosque’s side after their win in the European Championships had … Continue reading

Can The World Cup Create New American Soccer Fans?

Posted on by Jordan Pope

In a little over a week, a tournament will commence that millions around the world wait for during an excruciatingly long four-year period.  It’s a contest that players, coaches, and fans take immense interest in, and even elicits mild curiosity … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk Reveals Extensive World Cup 2014 Coverage Plans

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The excitement is building for FIFA World Cup 2014, and we’re excited to share with you our coverage plans for what we expect will be the most watched tournament in the history of the sport. World Soccer Talk will be … Continue reading

WATCH Armchair Champions: Sony PS4′s Video For World Cup 2014 [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller

This is for the armchair champions, for those that become their heroes. This is for the thumb sore nation, for those that give with X and go with L1. This is for the Three Lions, and for all the celebrations. … Continue reading

Nigeria Announces 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Alex Muller

Nigeria has announced its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will be leading the current African champions, which include several footballers who play in many of the top leagues around the world. Familiar names include John … Continue reading

Ecuador Names Its 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014: Segundo Castillo Makes Roster Despite Injury

Posted on by Alex Muller

Ecuador National Team Head Coach Reinaldo Rueda has named his 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The biggest headline is that Segundo Castillo has been included in the squad despite picking up an injury over the weekend in a … Continue reading

Radamel Falcao Left Out Of Colombia’s 23-Man World Cup Squad

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Colombia has revealed its 23-man squad for the World Cup, and the shock is that striker Radamel Falcao has been excluded from the roster. In addition to Falcao being dropped due to his injury, Colombia head coach Jose Pekerman also … Continue reading

Argentina Names Its 23-Man Squad for World Cup: Sabella Includes Several Surprises

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Argentina National Team coach Alejandro Sabella has revealed his 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil. And the Argentine has included a few surprises. First, here’s the 23-man roster for World Cup 2014: Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Monaco), … Continue reading

Univision To Air Eight International Friendlies Before World Cup

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi

Univision has released plans to air eight international friendlies between now and the World Cup kick-off as teams embark on their final preparations before the tournament begins in Brazil. The matches will be from all over the world and will … Continue reading

Ivory Coast Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Alex Muller

Ivory Coast Head Coach Sabri Lamouchi has selected his 23-man squad for World Cup 2014 that is filled with experience. “I’ve known a few difficult moments in my two years as national coach of the Ivory Coast, like when I was … Continue reading

Can Spain Solidify Its Place As The Greatest International Side Ever?

Posted on by Lawrence Dockery

Until they won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Spain had always been considered underachievers on the world’s biggest stage. One Honduran fan even had a sign that read “Honduras: As many World Cups as Spain.” Since then, La … Continue reading

Ghana Faces South Korea in Miami For One Last Match Before World Cup

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
Kwadwo Asamoah on the ball.

Ghana and South Korea will play each other in their last tune-up match before heading to Brazil. The friendly, scheduled for June 9 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, features a game where both managers will hope on avoiding injuries … Continue reading

FIFA to Complete Investigation Next Week Into Qatar’s Alleged Cash-For-Votes Campaign to Win World Cup 2022

Posted on by Alex Muller

FIFA investigator and New York lawyer Michael Garcia will complete his investigation into alleged corruption involved in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments next week, and will hand over his findings to FIFA. The outcome of … Continue reading

Most Exciting World Cup Moments: Number 10 – Zinedine Zidane The Man For France, Mystery Surrounds Ronaldo [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
10 - Zidane

No.10: Zinedine Zidane The Man For France, Mystery Surrounds Ronaldo (France, 1998) As a soccer player, can anything possibly top winning a World Cup in front of your supporters? Having dealt with the pressure, the expectation and the hyperbole that … Continue reading

ESPN Radio to Stream World Cup Games: Complete Schedule and Commentator Assignments

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ESPN Radio will broadcast all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup live to listeners across the United States. All matches will also be streamed online on and available via the ESPN Radio App. All of ESPN Radio’s FIFA World Cup … Continue reading

Why France Is The World Cup’s Real Dark Horse

Posted on by Thariq Amir

Belgium, the 5th favorites for the World Cup, has been touted as the tournament’s ‘dark horse’ by pundits and fans alike.  The ‘dark horse’ tag is a bit of a misnomer though as the Belgians possess a squad replete with … Continue reading

Germany Reveal 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Germany has named its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. Head Coach Joachim Löw is confident that he has selected the best squad for the tournament in Brazil: “Of all the players, I am 100 percent sure we have the … Continue reading